There is a haven in Norwalk from your toxic emotions.
It's called Haven Hypnosis, where a class called Emotional Detox Education is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in celebration of World Hypnotism Day. The class will be offered for free at 180 Whittlesey Ave.
Nora Knople, a certified hypnotherapist, will offer the course, in which you'll learn how to cast away your toxic emotions. The three-hour session will serve as an overview of Knople's eight-week Emotional Detox Education course, which she's been teaching since February.
Knople will supply participants with a workbook, enlighten you on the myths and FAQ's of Hypnosis, guide you through a relaxation session and give you two free books for participating.
Knople said while she'll guide participants, they must ultimately implement the steps they learned in the class into their daily life to improve.
In other Haven Hypnosis news, there's been a HALO sighting in Norwalk. The acronym stands for Healing Art and Light of Ohio, a nonprofit organization Knople and her husband, Christopher, began in October. Through HALO, Knople visits nursing homes and hospitals to improve clients' well-being through the healing arts hypnosis, healing touch therapy, prayer and meditation.
Knople started HALO after a woman read a Reflector article about an art therapy-related class Knople teaches in her home office. The woman, a resident of Twilight Gardens nursing home, wanted to know if Knople could help her and a friend through hypnosis. Both were hospitalized at the time in September.
Knople was able to help both women, and HALO was born.
"Within a month we got the ball rolling," she said. "We jumped right in with both feet."
In all, Knople has seen six clients in nursing homes and Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The clients have ranged in age from 43 to 64, and ran the gamut from bed-ridden individuals now with limited mobility to people who had difficulty breathing and can now walk without labored rest.
"It's been very rewarding," Knople said.
In order to receive help through HALO, your income must fall under the poverty level and you must either be hospitalized or live in a nursing home.
For more information, call (419) 660-8509.